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INDG19016 - Contemporary Indigenous Issues

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop insights into the contemporary issues that are faced by Indigenous people in Australia today arising from settler colonialism. You will understand more clearly, and consider, Indigenous peoples' positioning in the nation-state. You will consider and develop your knowledge of Indigenous peoples' political voice and representation; law and justice; health; education; employment; the Stolen Generations; and cultural expression. You are encouraged to place these issues within the context of your developing ethical perspective arising from consideration of scholarship on decolonisation, history, social structures and race relations. You will develop skills in evaluating political and social debates and policies concerning Indigenous peoples' human rights in the contemporary context through your critical and ethical reflection on scholarship.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.83% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
It would be good to have a quicker return on graded assessment.
Recommendation
In 2018, with a new Unit Coordinator in place, the emphasis will be on a faster return of graded assessment, while still maintaining comprehensive and constructive feedback.
Action Taken
A new temporary lecturer undertook teaching in this unit and the return on assignments issue was effectively addressed.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
I received no feedback from students in terms of suggesting changes to the content but a few students suggested less readings
Recommendation
As I will teach the unit for the first time this semester, 2019, I will review the content and readings while ensuring the offering meets the requirements for depth, quality and contemporary relevance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Show insight into the key contemporary issues for Indigenous people in Australia today
  2. Place contemporary issues for Indigenous people within the context of history, social structure and race relations
  3. Evaluate political debates and policies concerning Indigenous people and their relationship with non-Indigenous people
  4. Analyse questions of identity, voice and power in the representation of Indigenous people and issues.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment